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Parthiv confident

Calcutta: With two back-to-back victories, the mood in the Royal Challengers Bangalore camp is upbeat. They have chased successfully in both games, with their bowlers restricting the opponents and then their batsmen keeping their cool and reaching the targets with relative ease.

“It is always good to start the tournament on a high note,” RCB opener Parthiv Patel said. “The two wins have given us a lot of confidence, and it is important to keep the momentum going in such a tournament.”

Parthiv, however, could not comment on the availability of Chris Gayle and whether he has recovered from his injury. But he said that even without the West Indian, their batting is still strong.

“We have done well without Gayle, which shows how strong our batting is. Once he comes, obviously, it will be a great boost for the team and I am sure he will be a very big threat for our opponents. Having said that, our bowlers have done really well to restrict our rivals,” he said.

Parthiv was happy with his own form in the IPL VII. “I have started well in the tournament and I would like to just go out there and play myself in and get as many runs as possible for the team.